On Brazil's stunning northeast coast in Barra de Sao Miguel, former Deloitte engineer Pedro Marques became inspired by his family's summer house and began developing KENOA, a beach spa and resort that leaves no wishes ungranted. With no prior hospitality experience, it was a combination of entrepreneurial skills and a solid network of friends and family that have made KENOA one of the most stunning resorts in all of Brazil.
“KENOA is not solely a reflection of me, but also of my family and loved ones, and of the people who worked with me over the past years. The hotel, today, is a sum of all these influences.”
“Our aim is to make KENOA sustainable, without compromising on service, comfort or luxury,” he says. “I am a firm believer in the idea that one can offer top-notch facilities and still be green.” Thus, recycled materials, reclaimed wood and highly efficient LED lights are found throughout the hotel. To save energy, staff uniforms are never steamed, and there is, of course, a resort-wide ban on plastics. “I have been involved in every step, decision and detail [of designing and building the resort], which makes it a very personal journey. KENOA is not solely a reflection of me, but also of my family and loved ones, and of the people who worked with me over the past years. Today the hotel is a sum of all these influences. You could say that while everything goes via me, not everything is me.”
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